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Basel Action Network (BAN): Basel Action Network (BAN) is a global network of activists working for global environmental justice and against trade in toxic wastes, toxic technologies and toxic products.
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Business & Human Rights Resource Centre: This website explores the human rights conduct of 2000 companies and includes news and reports on the worldwide social and environmental activities of most major multinationals. The website brings abuses to international attention from discrimination to pesticide poisoning; child labour to drinking water contamination; sexual abuse to the displacement of indigenous peoples. The site is free, regularly updated and links to reports in English, Spanish and French.
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Business for Social Responsibility: Founded in 1992, BSR is a US-based global resource which assists companies to sustain their commercial success while respecting ethical values, people, communities and the environment. Its sister organisation, the Business for Social Responsibility Education Fund (BSREF), is a charitable organisation which conducts research and educational programs. Its website includes news and in-depth reports on corporate social responsibility, BSR's events, publications and information on BSR training programmes.
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Clean Clothes Campaign: CCC aims to improve working conditions in the garment industry worldwide. Its website is wonderful resource, including information on companies targeted by the campaign, appeals, publications, news and current legal cases.
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Earth Policy Institute: EPI rovides "a vision of what an environmentally sustainable economy - an eco-economy - will look like." Its website includes a Dataset of eco-economy indicators, publications, environmental updates and alerts.
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Environmental Defense: Scorecard is an information service provided by Environmental Defense. It provides on-line information about the health effects of chemical emissions from 17,000 industrial facilities in the US, so that local groups can use the information to monitor and improve their local environments. Users can find out which chemicals are released in their neighbourhood area and can find out which are the most toxic.
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Environmental News Network: This site provides paragraph-long summaries of breaking stories from Europe, the US and other world regions. It also offers a service called E-wire, supplying corporate environmental press releases.
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Ethical Trading Initiative: The ETI is an alliance of companies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and trade union organisations committed to promoting good practice in the implementation of codes of labour practice. Its website contains includes news, events and publications.
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Fairtrade Foundation: Provides details of fair trade initiatives, including the Fairtrade Mark. Its website includes information on Fairtrade producers, their newsletter, resources and links.
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Global Compact, The: Learn about the nine principles of this business pact that promotes human rights, fair labour practices and the environment. The website also includes news, resources, learning tools and projects.
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